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86 – Influential Documentaries to My Doc Life

By The Documentary Life

As a doc filmmaker, how many times have you been asked what your favorite documentary film is?  If you're anything like me, it's a nearly impossible and futile question to answer.  There are just too many incredibly documentaries that have influenced, inspired, and excited me over the years, to have to name a single favorite one of them.   That being said, it's not difficult for me to rattle off a number of documentaries that have been of particular influence to me and my work.  Which is what today's episode is all about: docs of influence.   And once you've listened to the show, I'd like to encourage you to share with the rest of us #doclifers your list of docs that have influenced you!  You can email me, use the TDL Hotline (1-828-419-4845) or maybe even better yet, post your list as a comment on the TDL Community Facebook Group.   Docs Discussed Burden of Dreams Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse War Photogapher Hoop Dreams Touching the Void   Related Sources ° Watch the trailer for Burden of Dreams   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYOYi9WLLVU   ° Watch the trailer for Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxowb5IQRuI   ° Watch the trailer for War Photographer   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doV8xokcTuo   ° Watch the trailer for Hoop Dreams   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph2Y-epihlk   ° Watch the trailer for Touching the Void   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t65VrYZ2U9s   #Doclifer Film     Be sure and check out #DocLifer Erin McGoff's current documentary film project, This Little Land of Mines!           Journey to Kathmadu If you are interested in watching TDL host, Chris G. Parkhurst's personal documentary, you can check out Journey to Kathmandu, a film that follows the once-in-a-lifetime journey that goats make from their farmland lives of goats in Tibet to their sacrificial deaths in Kathmandu, during the Nepalese holiday, Dashain. Purchase of the Deluxe Director's & Goat's Edition comes loaded with behind-the-scenes footage, director's commentary, shorts, and deleted scenes. Regardless if you're simply looking for more info on the making of J2K'or you're a budding independent filmmaker (or just a fan of goats!), this is a must-have for anyone who enjoys gaining insight into what goes into the making of an independent documentary in a developing country.   Sponsors & Thank Yous ° Episode #86 is brought to you by BlackBox Global, creators of one of the easiest way to turn your filmmaking skills into passive income!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=14&v=BAGp0j57LNE   Go to BlackBox, Create a Free Account, and start selling your footage today!   °  Free Music Archive - Special Thank You to recording artist, Dlay who supplied music for this week's episode of TDL. You too can download his music or other artist's music by going to Free Music Archive today!   Subscribe Apple | Spotify | Stitcher |   Rate and Review If you have found value in this podcast please leave a review so it can become more visible to others.  Simply click the link and then click on the Ratings and Reviews tab to make your entry.  Thank you for your support!    

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